Calgary Air Quality Issues and Air Purifier Recommendations

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Why You Need an Air Purifier in Calgary

With Alberta’s rapidly aging forest, warmer weather and drier conditions, summer wildfires and air quality advisories have become the norm for Calgary. The city’s location makes it susceptible to forest fire pollutants, not only from within Alberta, but also from neighbouring BC and the US northwest. Drifting wildfire smoke can travel thousands of kilometres, carrying a toxic brew of gaseous pollutants and dangerous PM2.5 particles that can filter into your living environment, and worse, into your lungs.

FACT: During the Washington State forest fires in 2015
the air quality in Calgary was worse than in LA, Shanghai and New Delhi

Even when it isn’t wildfire season, PM2.5 pollutants arise from other sources such as vehicle exhaust, construction, agriculture and manufacturing. In fact, grain dust emissions from animal feed plants in and around Calgary have risen steeply since 2011. According to Dr. Brian Rowe, research chair at the University of Alberta, “there is no safe level of PM 2.5 exposure, so we should be trying to reduce our exposure to this pollutant as much as possible.”

In recent years, Calgarians have enjoyed some exceptionally warm and dry winters, bringing on an early spring. However, these conditions not only extend the allergy season, but can increase the severity of allergies by encouraging pollination. Birch and poplar tree pollen, grasses and snow mold are some of the most common allergy triggers in the Calgary area.

Coupled with the daily exposure to normal city pollutants, as well as those generated in our homes through everyday living (e.g., from home heating systems, household cleaners, personal care products, etc), taking steps to protect yourself makes good sense. Many of our Calgary customers have taken health matters into their own hands and invested in better-than-HEPA air purifiers to purify the air they breathe and create a safer home environment.

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers Recommends...

AllerAir Pro 5 HDS Air Purifier

AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 HDS Air Purifier
Specifically Designed for Wildfire, Wood and Tobacco Smoke

The AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 HDS is designed specifically to protect you from wildfire and wood smoke contaminants. AllerAir’s exclusive Super-HEPA filter effectively captures ultra-fine ash and combustion particles, as well as standard allergens such as pollen, mold spores, dust and pet dander. This air purifier also features an industry-leading 24 lb. extra-deep carbon bed for exceptional adsorption of formaldehyde, benzene and other harmful gases during wildfire season.

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IQAir MultiGas GC Air Purifier

IQAir MultiGas GC Air Purifier
Simply the Best Filtration System Available

The IQAir MultiGas GC is designed to handle all airborne contaminants quickly, quietly and effectively. This air purifier can capture ultra-fine particulates down to 0.003 microns, effortlessly removing PM2.5 particulates from your breathing space and preventing the build-up of toxins to dangerous levels. This Swiss-made air cleaning system also takes care of broad-range chemicals and gases via its four large gas cartridges containing 12 lbs. of specially-blended activated carbon.

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Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers offers expert advice, outstanding products, great prices, unparalleled customer service and free shipping on all air purifiers within Canada. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the products we sell so contact us today!

Phone: 613-894-0331
Toll Free: 1-877-GO-7-PURE (1-877-467-7873)

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